My life is incredibly full right now. This might be the way it will always be—my new normal. If so, I will consider myself extremely fortunate.
It isn’t easy to keep up with everything. My house, family, job, health, friends, and of course my writing, all require a great deal of time, attention, and energy. Each day is bursting at the seams with activity. I have to stay on top of it all.
I’m seen as a time management maven and have finally made myself sit down and apply those skills to my own life instead of using them to help others. The first step was to find a planner. Something small and simple that I can carry around with me and won’t pull in too much of my attention (I can spend a ridiculous amount of time playing with planners). Once I found the planner and started entering dates and deadlines, everything started to fall into place. I realized that my writing time is now split at least three ways (no wonder my self-set deadlines have been exhausting me!).
Having everything in a single place where I can easily see it has been so helpful in planning out my writing path and determining where best to spend my time and energy. Cooking nourishing meals at home has skyrocketed in priority. Other things have plummeted.
My husband recently told me that I was living my life in hard mode. Sacrifices must be made, but the result is absolutely worth it.